Where was ‘Hot Fuzz’ filmed?

The 2007 comedy is set in a fictional British town – but where was it filmed?

In the mashed-up world of 21st-century comedy, where every joke is a callback to childhood viewing and every plot a pastiche of unconnected genres, 2007’s Hot Fuzz stands apart, a delight on every rewatching. At the heart of its enduring appeal is its deep love for the objects of its mockery, and that starts with its location.

For his setting in the close-knit community of ‘Sandford’ (named after a real-life police training village in Cheshire), director and co-writer Edgar Wright headed for his hometown of Wells, Somerset – and proceeded to blow it up. ‘I love it,’ he explained at the time, ‘but I also want to trash it.’

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